Tree Cabling and Bracing Systems:

Ideally an Arborist can mitigate a hazardous limb or leader by pruning either portions or the entire limb or leader off the tree. However, in certain situations pruning is not effective and would either compromise the health or aesthetics of the entire tree and the limb or leaders must remain intact. Under these conditions the most effective method in reducing the risk of a limb failure is the installation of either cabling or bracing systems. Specific to each tree and situation tree support systems connect weak or hazardous limbs to healthy and structurally-sound wood via cable or threaded rod. This technique greatly reduces the risk of branch failure by distributing wind and snow loads between the compromised limbs or leaders and the healthy stable portion of the tree.